Ballymoney Spring Fair returns for festival fun

The Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council Councillor Brenda Chivers is joined by 4-year-old Niamh Semple and 3-year-old Lewis Shannon from Sandcastles Day Nursery in Ballymoney ahead of Ballymoney Spring Fair which takes place on Saturday 13thApril. The event promises an unmissable day of activities and attractions throughout the town culminating in a colourful cavalcade and carnival parade.PICTURE KEVIN MCAULEY/MCAULEY MULTIMEDIA
The Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council Councillor Brenda Chivers is joined by 4-year-old Niamh Semple and 3-year-old Lewis Shannon from Sandcastles Day Nursery in Ballymoney ahead of Ballymoney Spring Fair which takes place on Saturday 13thApril. The event promises an unmissable day of activities and attractions throughout the town culminating in a colourful cavalcade and carnival parade.PICTURE KEVIN MCAULEY/MCAULEY MULTIMEDIA

Ballymoney will be awash with colour and carnival fun when the town’s Spring Fair returns on Saturday, 13th April.

Now in its third year, the event organised by Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council with support from Local Women magazine, has firmly established itself as an unmissable family experience. Visit the Artisan Market at Castlecroft Square, try have-a-go activities at Megaw Park and view the Old Vehicle Club Vintage & Classic Car Show at Joey Dunlop Leisure Centre before the event comes to a colourful conclusion with a town centre cavalcade and parade.

New this year, Fuse FM will be on hand with an afternoon of outdoor entertainment in Castlecroft Square on Friday 12th April with Ulster Scots yarns, artisan stalls traditional music, balloon modellers and walkabout characters from 11am - 4pm, helping to build excitement for the main event.

It looks set to be a weekend not to be missed with in-store fashion and lifestyle events and special promotions in many of the town’s unique shops and boutiques.

Looking ahead to the event, the Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council Councillor Brenda Chivers said: “Members of the public have really embraced Ballymoney Spring Fair since it began and this year is set to be our best yet. There will be a terrific variety of sights and sounds to enjoy as we celebrate a great day out for everyone which showcases the best of what Ballymoney has to offer.”

On Saturday, the Spring Fair will open with a ‘Quiet Morning’ for children with additional needs at Megaw Park from 10am - 11.30am with a petting farm and craft workshops to enjoy.

From 12 noon, members of the public can look forward to a host of free attractions including duck herding, petting farm, pony rides with Riding for the Disabled, horse-shoe demonstrations, inflatables, live music and street theatre.

From 11am-4pm, Castlecroft Square will come alive with Naturally North Coast & Glens Artisan Market selling unique local food and drink items along with quality arts and crafts. Throughout the town, browse the many independent and family-run businesses which help to set Ballymoney apart.

The Old Vehicle Club Vintage & Classic Car Show will be on display at Joey Dunlop Leisure Centre from 10am - 3.30pm when the cavalcade will set off following the colourful carnival parade participants.

For more information on what is happening throughout the day go to www.visitcausewaycoastandglens.com.

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